If you’ve looked at the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip lately, you’ve probably noticed that the prices are not exactly cheap. Perusing room rates that are $250 and above for one night is enough to make the frugal fiend in you want to skip the trip all together. Heck, some of the hotels on The Strip charge over $800 per night just for the privilege of laying in their beds! (Yep, you read that right. 8 hundo.) Tack on a resort fee that runs about $40, and you could be doing some serious damage to your gambling budget before you ever step foot into a Vegas casino.
Not to fear. There is a cheaper way to experience the Las Vegas Strip…and it doesn’t involve gambling with thousands of dollars and begging for a partially comped room. Enter the Travelodge.
Granted, if you want to feel like a baller, this probably isn’t the place for you. If you are like me, though, you plan to use your room for sleeping just a a few hours a
night day. In that case, what’s the point of spending a ton of money on a room you will barely use? All you need is a comfortable bed. So, if you want to play like a baller and stay in relative comfort, the Travelodge on the Las Vegas Strip will suffice.
Obviously, the Travelodge Las Vegas Strip isn’t as sexy as its hotel and casino neighbors. It doesn’t sport any flashing lights. It doesn’t have any glass elevators. In fact, it doesn’t even have its own casino. What it does have, however, is a cornered market on value. Starting at just $89 a night, this hotel is sure to help you enjoy your stay on the Las Vegas Strip by keeping more of your hard-earned cash in your wallet…before you hit the tables, that is. Better yet, they do not charge a resort fee. (Boom! Instant savings!) And, best of all, the location can’t be beat!
Granted, pulling into the entrance of the Travelodge feels a bit sketchy. Set approximately 100 feet off of Las Vegas Boulevard South and behind a couple of roadside shops, it feels as if you are pulling back into a dark alleyway. However, the staff members who greet you upon arrival are friendly and happy to help. The rooms are extremely clean, and – while dated – you can tell that the staff takes pride in what they do. Although the rooms do not have central air, the wall unit air conditioning is plenty powerful enough to keep out the hot desert heat. To shake off the effect of those “free” drinks from the night before, you can save some more money by grabbing a cup of coffee and eating the hotel’s complimentary breakfast offering of fruit, pastries, and other goodies
when if you wake up in morning.
Along with the price, what really makes the Travelodge Las Vegas Strip a great value is the location. Situated just south of Planet Hollywood and across the street from Aria, you are hard-pressed to find a better launching pad for your Las Vegas adventure! You certainly won’t find a better price for this central location. If you have ever been to the Las Vegas Strip, you know that your legs will get a workout with all of the walking that is required. Thus, if you want to be located in the center of it all, you usually have to pay a premium price. The Travelodge Las Vegas Strip makes staying on the Center Strip affordable.
Furthermore, the hotel boasts great views of The Strip, particularly of the Aria and Cosmopolitan. Of course, the views are even better in the evening when all the lights come out to play. The small but comfortable and clean pool area also provides some great views of the surrounding sites.
So, if you are looking to experience the Las Vegas Strip on a budget, or if you are just looking to save some of that gambling money, the Travelodge Las Vegas Strip is hard to beat! The rooms are clean, the price is right, and the location can’t be beat.